Wireless: What Does 802.11 Mean


Wireless 802.11 Definition:

802.11 is a standard that was developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). It is the original wireless specification. Extensions of the 802.11 standard were given the same number with a letter suffix. 

  • 802.11 Provides up to 2Mbps transmission in the 2.4GHz band
  • 802.11b Provides up to 11Mbps transmission in the 2.4GHz band
  • 802.11a Provides up to 54Mbps transmission in the 5GHz band
  • 802.11g Provides up to 54Mbps transmission in the 2.4GHz band
  • 802.11n Provides up to 450Mbps transmission in the 2.4/5GHz band

The numbers 802.11 come from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers who established this standard to describe connections in wireless networking.

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